MUMBAI: The divas of Bollywood Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka
Chopra are set to perform at Saifta (the South Africa
India Film and Television Awards) at Durban's ICC on
Chopra is a former Miss World and one of Bollywood's
leading ladies, while Dixit is arguably Bollywood's
best actress and dancer.
The A-list actresses are the latest to add their names
to the stellar Bollywood line-up which includes Ranveer
Singh and Siddharth Malhotra, tele-stars Manish Paul,
Mona Singh, Apurva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri.
Dia Mirza and film-maker Karan Johar will host the
awards this year. Initially, Saif was the first choice,
but he was unable to attend because of a clash of dates.
To add more spice, more than 150 prominent film and
TV personalities, including actors, film producers and
former model John Abraham, will be walking the Saifta
red carpet, along with the who's who of the film and
television industry from both countries.
These celebrities will get a chance to rub shoulders
and interact with 30 top film and TV personalities of
Model Jaqueline Fernandes, who wowed the audience at
the Saifta launch in March, along with the unconventional
rapper Hard Kaur, will be back by popular demand.
With little more than two weeks until the awards, the
organisers, Celebrity Locker and the Department of Economic
Development and Tourism in KZN, are billing the event
as the social occasion of the year.
An audience of 6,000 fans and celebrities is expected
to attend the gala Saifta extravaganza, and plenty more
are expected to gather on the Durban ICC Arena Concourse
to watch the Bollywood stars walk the red carpet.